Team Reaches Kahiltna Glacier

Posted by: | June 27, 2010
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 9,500 ft.

Hey RMI. This is Dave Hahn calling in a dispatch from 9,500’ on the Kahiltna Glacier. We had a small snow storm last night at 7,800’. Started about 1:00 or 2:00 a.m. until about 5:30 a.m. with about 6” new snowfall. We delayed our plans for climbing a couple of hours. We were going to get a really early start. But then after breakfast at about 8:00 a.m., it was looking good so we moved up to 9,500’. It ended up being a beautiful day and wonderful conditions.

We’ve got the whole place all to ourselves. There really hasn’t been any traffic passing by in either direction once we got started, so pretty pleasant. There’s low clouds below but above it’s all clear and we’re really enjoying the weather and conditions. Everybody is in a good mood this evening. All for now.

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